First Five Plays


For any one interested. I compiled the first five plays in my own writing. It is a really rough draft of 1/6th of the final script. (Let me stress, really rough draft.)

As of now, the order is Ion, The Bacchae, Oedipus Rex, Medea, and Oedipus at Colonus.

I was struggling for a while seeing how Ion fit into the large whole, because none of the characters have strong continuing lines that affect the other plays. But I think I made some connections between Ion and Aegeus (in Medea), and therefore Theseus (in Oedipus in Colonus, Hippolytus, and The Suppliants) . It is a little forced right now, but hopefully it can be ironed out in future drafts. I am also toying with the idea of somehow connecting the Priestess in Ion to Tiresias (The Bacchae, Oedipus Rex and Antigone.)

I also don’t know if I want to start the script with such an obscure play, Ion. Thematically, it is a strong play with which to start, but I am not sure it is a strong audience hook. Like after seeing Ion, will audiences think, “This event is going to be awesome!” or “Hmm, let’s see how the rest of the 24 hours of theater goes.”

We will see.

Hopefully I will have some plays to post at some point soon.

I also finalized my schedule for the next six months about what to work on, and when. I am slated to work 21 hours a week writing until August 21st. After the first week of 20 plus hours sitting at my computer, my back is a little achy, and my coffee intake has increased incredibly.

Also, for Greek nuts out there, I have been often using an awesome resource book that my wife bought for me: A GENEALOGICAL CHART OF ANCIENT GREEK MYTHOLOGY

That’s it for now. Be well.



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